Tonga beat France 19-14 in the biggest upset of the Rugby World Cup to send its opponent into the quarterfinals on a run of two straight losses. England and Australia advanced to the last eight with victories.
New Zealand opened the Rugby World Cup with a 41-10 win over Tonga as the top-ranked All Blacks seek to end a 24-year title drought.
Tonga upset France 19-14 in a Rugby World Cup Pool A match in Wellington, New Zealand.
Rugby World Cup favorite New Zealand made nine changes to play Tonga in the tournament’s opening match in two days, retaining only two of the seven backs who started last month’s loss to Australia.
Andy Robinson quit as coach of Scotland’s national rugby team, a day after an upset 21-15 loss to Tonga in Aberdeen.